Kenmare Golf Club An illustrated Centenary History 1903-2003 A Little Nest of Golf
Once you have get past the Irish names for the Kerry town of Kenmare (1) ?An Neidin? which translates as the ?the little Nest?, and presumably Kenmare and (2) from the Gaelic ?Ceann Mara? meaning ?Head of the Sea? and the blurb on how self-evidently picturesque and unspoilt this part Ireland is, what you are left with is a beautifully illustrated book. Larry McCarthy, the Irish International, is considered their favourite golfing son.
Needless to say there are no mothers in the founding fathers and you are left hanging with the conundrum of, who is the all prevasive golfer who forms the background photo for most of the book, until you arrive at page 77 where Eddie Hackett, the course designer, jumps right out of the page impersonating the golfing equivalent of Hemingway’s Old Man and the Sea. After Hackett there was further tinkering with the course involving Geoff Howes and Arthur Spring amongst others and they all contributed to this parkland layout which hugs the shores of Kenmare Bay.
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